USB Redirector client component enables you to share USB devices without moving cables and physically reconnecting the peripheral equipment. Using USB Redirector, you can forward data transmitted from USB devices over a network, letting remote computers have the same functionality as they would from a direct connection.
Without any additional configuration, you can simply connect and disconnect devices to enable them to be accessed by network-attached computers.
All it takes to implement USB redirection is to install FlexiHub on the machine sharing a device and the computer that wants remote access. It’s a cross-platform solution that enables USB devices to be shared by machines running different operating systems.
♦ The app supports sharing any type of USB device. You can share scanners, webcams, printers, and any other kind of peripheral that connects through a USB interface.
♦ You can share remote devices despite not have a direct connection between the two computers. Wireless networks are supported for USB redirection.
♦ The USB redirector client can’t connect to remote devices with the free plan.
♦ FlexiHub requires that both computers sharing devices have an Internet connection.
Next, we will discuss how to use USB Redirector Client component.
Mac users can take advantage of the power of FlexiHub to share devices on their computers. As a cross-platform application, it’s not a problem to use the USB redirector on a macOS or MacBook.
Here’s what you need to know to implement USB redirection on your macOS.
Note: By default, all of the USB devices connected to machines logged into the FlexiHub account are made available to all other FlexiHub nodes. Devices can be locked down to restrict access to particular remote machines.
Newly-installed third-party kernel extensions (KEXTs) need to have approval from users before loading. This has been true since the macOS High Sierra 10.13. version. If the system tries to load a KEXT that has not been approved, macOS displays an alert and the request is denied.
To successfully run FlexiHub on a macOS system, manual approval is required for several KEXTs. Here’s what you need to do to make FlexiHub operational on your Mac.
Open System Preferences → Security & Privacy and click the "Allow" button to provide manual approval for the KEXTs needed by FlexiHub.
Using this USB redirector on a Mac is almost the same as when a Windows machine is hosting the client. There are some Mac-specific issues that you may run into when using FlexiHub.
Before you can make use of FlexiHub, you need to take advantage of the USB redirector client download which is used to install the tool on all participating computers. You also need to create a free FlexiHub account. After that, it’s a matter of a few easy steps and you can start sharing USB devices remotely.
You can create your FlexiHub account on the website or from within the application once it is downloaded. During account creation, you can select the number of connections you will need. Let’s look at how to use this USB redirector with Windows 10 systems.
Follow these straightforward steps to use the FlexiHub USB Redirector client.